Most people who bet, especially on football, will know the feeling of one team letting them down in a multi-selection accumulator bet on a Saturday afternoon.
You check the scores and find you’re sitting pretty with seven out of eight selections winning and the last drawing 0-0 but in total command in-terms of possession and chances created. There’s five minutes left, and you feel confident the eighth team will score to give you a nice win. But, disaster strikes as the opposition break away and go 1-0 up. Your hopes and dreams are shattered and another acca bites the dust.
Some online bookmakers have decided to soften the blow when that happens by offering ‘Acca Insurance’.
Usually, this is offered on accumulator bets of five or more selections that meet minimum odds and other requirements. Then, if one selection lets you down, you receive your stake money back, up to a certain amount and usually as a free bet.
Football is the main sport acca insurance covers, although sites like William Hill offer it across all sports.